Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
? there's a new app for that. today my taxi launches here in d.c., itself first city in the u.s. to get the popular system from europe. you heard how the system works first this morning right here on 9news now. >> press the button and then you see all the taxis around you. the first one accepts your request. you can follow on the screen when the taxi is arriving, where the taxi is at and you have a countdown showing you when to go outside so you don't have to wait in the rain. >> the app is free for smartphones. riders won't pay any more for their fares than the standard rate. cabbies will pay 99 cents a ride starting next year. >>> if you bought a new white or silver car this year, our tea good company. those have been the top vehicle color choices. 22% of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint. silver at 20%. black in third place followed by gray and red. and if you love beer, this news is for you. out of 150 countries studied, it takes the least amount of time to earn a beer in the united states. swiss bank ubs says it takes americans just five minutes on the
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
to benefit from all of the hiring. here are the top three cities for job openings right now. new york tops the list. chicago comes in at number two and washington, d.c. comes in at number three. 12% of all the job openings in the top ten, they are right here in our area. >>> there are also a lot of really great car deals out there right now. you should expect a lot of zero percent finance offers and discounts as the dealers try to move 2012 models off the lot to make room for the 2013s. kelly blue book ranks the best tiles and highlights the 2012 toyota camera le zero percent financing. purchase price of under $22,000. another option now, the 2012 ford focus sc sedan. again 60 months, zero percent financing, purchase price over $17,000. then there is the 2012 mazda 3 sports sedan. again you'll find zero percent financing for 60 months out there. >>> have you ever said any of these things to your boss? i can't come to work because my dog is having a nervous breakdown or my toe is stuck in a faucet. those are just a few of the creative excuses workers gave to explain their absence from work.
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
open until 4:00 a.m., two hours later than usual. a new city policy is being tested that extends alcohol sales until 4:00 a.m. before holidays. the move is aimed at raising $3 million more in revenue. 42 bars and restaurants have been approved to stay open late. >>> still ahead, the president and mitt romney both campaigning in the swing states, but let's hear how their surrogates did on sunday talk shows, next. >> keep it here, you are watching 9news now. >>> here's a quick look at some of the things closed on there columbus day holiday. dc parking is free, no meter enforcement, trash and recycling, resumes tomorrow. >> schools and libraries are also closed today. join us and send your message of support to our wounded warriors at uso.org. the uso. until every one comes home. >>> back. we are following breaking news out of silver spring maryland. there has been a police involved shooting. montgomery county police responded to a home of a man who is making threats. >> kristen fisher joins us live from the scene with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
. things look great dale city to woodbridge. we'll take a live look outside in spring field. a few brake lights coming up to the beltway. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. >> see you then. >>> later today a judge is going to sentence former penn state football coach jerry sandusky. >> the 68-year-old sandusky maintains his innocence following his conviction earlier this year on child sex abuse charges. kristin fisher joins us live with more on what's expected in court later today. >> reporter: good morning. jerry sandusky did not testify at his june trial but he is expected to speak at today's sentencing and he's expected to proclaim his innocence. in fact, yesterday sandusky even called in to the penn state radio station from his jail cell to essentially give a preview of what he's expected to say in court this morning. here's part of that recording. >> they can take away my life. they came make me out as a monster. they can treat me as a monster but they can't take away my heart. in my heart i know i did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> reporter: former assistant footba
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
friends. pay $25. get $50 to spend on dog outfits. this is just in time for halloween. gilt city has this detail with spoiled pup boutique. i love the halloween tutu. it's really cute. a viewer angrily reached out with this deal for your -- an jolie reached out with this deal for your kids. $625 for to winter classes. it's normally $1,130. it expires next wednesday. a deal for the wine lovers. 28 bucks gets you a vineyard and cellar tour for to and take home cheese and charcuterie basket from mediterranean cellars winery in warrenton. if you have an offer you've seen or you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i would love to hear from you on facebook. a check on traffic and weather when we come right back. you're watching 9news now. >>> welcome back. 6:53. beautiful out there. kind of chilly in the 40s. a little bit after windchill. a beautiful sky. a lot of sunshine today. look for temperatures by lunch time in the mid-50s. driving home 61 degrees. andrea or mike, take it away. >> thank you, howard. >>> it's 6:54. here's a final check of today's news before you go. four